Shock Absorbers ??

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Postby Buscop » Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:58 pm

OK guys what shocks work well a V-8 Monza wagon? :?:

Front and rear info or part numbers and make of shock if possible.
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Postby Buscop » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:19 pm

Come on ...someone out there must know this ??? :roll:
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Postby ColinOpseth » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:45 pm

See, if ezBoard hadn't deleted all of the posts you'd be able to search and find it.. plus, we could have had the info in the wiki :lol:

Sorry, can't answer your question.. wish I could
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Postby marco_1978_spyder » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:43 pm

Try the Kyb Gr-2's.

If they still make them.
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Postby v8astregt » Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:47 pm

I just got a set of Gabriel Guardian shocks at Autozone. They were in stock, and delivered to the store closest to me within hours. They're just a stock type replacement shock, but I'll get fancy with drag shocks later... I just needed to get my car on the road.
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Postby boneheadzz » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:55 pm

I did the same thing to get my Vega wagon going. My tires stick out in the rear and used to rub like crazy. Now it's alot better.
Autozone got them in 2 days and now I'm rollin'!


Boy, this forum is alot better!

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Postby acstestinc » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:44 am

KYB still makes the GR-2's for Monza's.

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QA1 Coilovers work real well

Postby vega_man_larry » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:56 am

I have been running QA1 coilovers for a year or so and they are the best shock I have ever had on the car in the 10 years I've owned it. I have mine adjusted to the 3rd position and they work great. They are a bit spendy $$ so they were my combined birthday Christmas present to myself. The old tax return ploy where I pass on my birthday present and Christmas present only to collect after tax time. The wife knows what I'm doing hoarding all my wants for that single annual purchase and she doesn't mind as she spreads her's out throughout the year. I'm presently in hoarding mode for a set of SSB powdercoated S10 two piston calipers which will grace my car next March.

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Postby mastiff » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:21 pm

I'm going through the same problem here. the rear shocks i got work fine for stock ones part # pmp 89203 gardians by gabriel. how ever the ones they ordered for the front part # pmp 82129 also by gabriel didn't work. they had studs on bottom end of shock mine are horse shoe like. so i found a different part # online and waiting for them to come in and see if they are correct. those are monroe part # LE10081.
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Postby v8astregt » Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:56 am

For my Astre, my Gabriel fronts were part # 82129, and they worked great, as well as the #81438's for the rear.


Do the Monza's have different shocks from the Vegas?
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Postby barebonesracecars » Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:50 am

I suppose they very well could. Deep pocket control arms vs shallow pocket, remember.
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Postby v8astregt » Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:43 am

barebonesracecars wrote:I suppose they very well could. Deep pocket control arms vs shallow pocket, remember.


But on a 75 Astre with deep pockets?
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Postby barebonesracecars » Sat Jul 01, 2006 12:41 pm

I would think you'd want the Monza shocks, then. Someone more knowledgable will have to verify this.
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Deep Pocket Control Arms

Postby vega_man_larry » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:14 am

Deep pocket control arms began in 1975 for all H Body models, coincident with the thicker lower ball joint stud. These improvements were made to cure the tendency the Vega had to shear off the ball joint stud from the balljoint on very bad pot holes.

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Postby fyrftr50 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:00 pm

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